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Once paralyzed from a car accident, Swift is not just walking again but running.
Swift – paralyzed from a car accident

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 Hi ,

 Because of people like you! 

First off, I wanted to thank everyone who participated on July 15th for the Bonus Day! I know that these are hard times economically, and the amount of giving is overwhelming. 

We have a goal of $8100 to pay our staff for the next 3 months. We raised  $4523 plus $800 in matching funds - equalling $5323. 

By helping us pay our staff, you help us make sure we can help dogs like Paltu. Paltu came to us with severe mange, and with two month of treatment, a good diet, and lots of love and fun, he has fully recovered. 

Due to Covid 19, we still do not have an on-site vet. We are relying on our vets via video assessments for treatments, scheduling surgeries at the vet college 1.5 hours away, and having a new vet come in for spay/neuter surgeries on Saturdays so we can release our recovered inpatients. 

This means we are heavily relying on our top Vet Assistant and staff member who has been with DAR since day 1 - Sanjay. You can view his incredible work in a new video HERE. 

You can see more success stories and learn how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala by joining us on social media.

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And if you have not donated yet, please help us raise $2777 more to keep our staff paid so they can keep helping animals. 

 

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With gratitude,


Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

P.S. Become a sustaining donor – Donate monthly and help more pups like Paltu. 

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Dear *{{First Name}}*, 

  

Wow. Who could have predicted this? 


I am writing this appeal to you as I sit in my hotel in New Delhi waiting for my flight to the USA on March 21st - the last day international flights are allowed to land in India. 


Two days ago, Himachal Pradesh, the state that Dharamsala is in, closed all borders to domestic and foreign tourists. Yesterday, it was announced that two people tested positive for Covid 19 in the county. Things are just beginning. 


I know all of you are probably practicing self-isolation at the moment, and hoping for the best. As you learn new ways of being, I wanted to make you aware of the impact this is having on the work you so generously support: 


We have no vet.

Our Head Vet, Dr. Sonia Thakur, is stuck in Australia until the ban is lifted. Our second vet, Dr. Nazneen Thakur left DAR March 8th to be closer to her family in the state of Punjab. She volunteered to come back and help while Sonia was stuck but now can’t because she is not allowed into the state. 


What does this mean for DAR? Luckily, our vet assistants are well trained and can handle all treatments and diagnosis with consults from our vets, just like they are for Modak. Modak is one of the approximate 40 hit and run cases we get per month. Here he is learning to walk again.    

The Dharamsala Government is encouraging people to stay home unless their work is critical. While our work is critical, we are not a human hospital and we need to ensure the safety or our staff.

What does this mean for DAR?

We have decided that only 50% of our staff will be at DAR at any given time and they will be told to stay home if they are ill. Our helpline will be on from 9am to 12pm each day and we will be attending to only emergency rescues. We rely on local shops for most of what we need and we are hoping we will still be able to purchase to help the 37 dogs at DAR currently and any new rescues. 

 

How can you help? 

 

If you are financially able to donate at this time, please take advantage of this

week’s matching opportunity.  All individual donations up to $50 will be matched starting NOW:

 

09:00:00 ET  (click for your time), March 23, 2020,

through

23:59:59 ET on Friday, March 27. 

 

All monthly donations will be doubly matched!

Not only will your donations help our animals, but it will enable us to keep our staff paid! There are no unemployment benefits for them and most are sole income providers for their extended families. 

I can't thank you enough for anything you can give at this time. Please everyone stay safe and healthy. 

 

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Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

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PS: We did have some fun during my 18 days in India. I even got to give Shivu her first driving lesson!

 

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Once paralyzed from a car accident, Swift is not just walking again but running.
Swift – paralyzed from a car accident

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Hi ,

Winter is cold in the Himalayas and unfortunately, it is also puppy season. 

So many puppy born on the streets. No matter how many spay/neuter we do, there are so many more that need to be done. To try to up our game in that area, we are looking to change the way we implement our ABC (Animal Birth Control) program. 

We are looking to change to a "camp" based method which would have us gathering vet volunteers twice a year (October and April) to do as many spay/neuter as we can within those months. With this method, we can get more done (ideally) than we do in one year in our monthly program, where we currently aim for 80 per month. 

 Unfortunately, in the monthly program, we are unable to work during monsoon and sometimes in the winter due to weather. These restrictions cause issues with stabilizing the population while we focus on specific areas because if we do not hit 90% sterilization within 6 months, the moms are having litters again, making our work harder. 

Currently, we are aiming to hold our first camp in October, 2019. Stay tuned for more details as we go through the year. 

 

In the meantime, we have puppies, more than we can find homes for, like this cutie, Chhota Beem. 

 

 

Chhota Bheem was found chewing his left front and back paws. We think maybe he stepped on something really hot and it burned the tissues and the itchiness made him chew his paws partially off. 

We crossed our fingers and gave him a long anaesthetic because we needed to clean all of the dead tissue away. His was in such a poor state that we did not think he would wake up - but lo and behold, he was awake and eating the next day!

He is now getting stronger everyday, has a great appetite and is very charming! He is even walking! You can see just how charming he is by viewing the YouTube link below. 

You can see more success stories and learn how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala by joining us on social media.

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With gratitude,


Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

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The invent of Black Friday brought huge lines just to buy the newest gizmo. Then came Cyber Monday, where the free shipping promos completely changed the landscape of holiday shopping. But when #GivingTuesday started in 2012 people embraced it as a way to refocus their energy and spending by giving back! 

Last year, DAR raised over $5,000 on #GivingTuesday!  

Your donation funded our annual stray dog population survey, which includes a rabies vaccination camp in the 6 villages we are currently targeting to create a better environment for animals and people. Our goal is to sustain population growth by spaying and neutering 90% of the dogs in these areas and by vaccinating 70% of the dogs to eradicate rabies. 

DAR in the Community

In 2018, we vaccinated 347 dogs in 4.5 days, and our scientific population survey estimated that there are approximately 4,200 stray dogs live in the larger target area. These surveys help us plan and better monitor and evaluate our success. 

So far in 2019, DAR has spay/neutered and vaccinated 744 dogs. Since September, we have reached 90% in one targeted area and 70% in another.

This year, we will vaccinate 700-800 dogs during our population survey and vaccination camp. Our goal for #GivingTuesday 2019 is $6,000 to make this possible, but we need your help to reach it!

So mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd and look out for our email. Matching funds will be available but they run out fast so give early and give as generously as you can. 

We’re looking forward to this exciting time of year when we’re out in the community working together to eradicate rabies and create a sustained healthy population of stray dogs which in turn creates a safer environment for humans.  

Warm Regards,
Deb

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Dharamsala has a long monsoon. It starts in mid-June and lasts all the way through September. During this year's monsoon, DAR saw a 40% increase in cases of suffering street dogs.

One dog that came to DAR this monsoon was Swift. She was paralyzed as a result of a car accident. Before we could even begin to treat her paralysis we had to deal with her tick fever. Once she was relieved of her fever, we were finally able to begin her treatment, intense physiotherapy.

Swift walks again

After a few long months of physiotherapy, Swift is walking again and even running! Check out this video of her miraculous recovery.

The long road to recovery

Swift's recovery is a result of the time and commitment of our team including vet, Dr. Nazneen, who did a lot of work with Swift through the months. Check out this video of one of Swift's early therapy sessions. 

You can see more success stories and learn how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala by joining us on social media.

Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DharamsalaAnimalRescue 

With gratitude,


Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

P.S. Become a sustaining donor – Donate monthly and help dogs like Swift from rescue to recovery.

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Dharamsala Animal Rescue

Location: North Kingstown, RI - USA
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North Kingstown, Rhode Island United States

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